Tony Blair served as head of the Labour Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom until 2007, when he resigned. Blair's term as Prime Minister, which ended 18 years of rule by the Conservative Party, lasted longer than any other Labour Party member's in history. Blair led the party to three consecutive victories. During that time, he modernized the party into "New Labour," and focused on health care, education and constitutional reform. Blair gained criticism while in office for his support of the United States in the war on Iraq.
Upon his resignation as Prime Minister, Blair was appointed the official Envoy of the Middle East, working on behalf of the United Nations, the European Union, the United States and Russia.
Blair was born in Edinburgh and studied law at Oxford. In 1980 he married Cherie Booth, and the couple has three sons and a daughter.
Tony Blair Archive
Straight from 10 Downing Street, read about Blair's life and time in office, and browse through his speeches and press conferences. Look at photos and watch films and podcasts as well.